Qingdao to Get New West Railway Station

The city of Qingdao will receive a fully new Qingdao West (Qingdaoxi) Railway Station. It’s “new”, because there is actually an existing Qingdao West station on the Jiaozhou-Ji’nan Railway, in Lancun, slightly due northwest, around 38 km (23¾ miles) away from Central Qingdao. The new station will be situated due southwest of the station, approximately… Continue reading Qingdao to Get New West Railway Station

Qinghe Railway Station To Be Temporarily Closed Starting 01 November 2016

Qinghe Railway Station will close to all passenger traffic as it is readied for the upcoming Beijing-Zhangjiakou HSR, which is slated to open in late 2019. As of 01 November 2016, it will no longer be served by any railway train service. The station itself will change from the current “hut” station to a huge,… Continue reading Qinghe Railway Station To Be Temporarily Closed Starting 01 November 2016

Qinghuayuan Railway Station to Permanently Close Starting 01 November 2016

Qinghuayuan Railway Station (清华园站), just 4 kilometres (2½ miles) away from the Beijing North (Beijingbei) rail terminus at Xizhimen, will permanently close on 01 November 2016. This is as works for the Qinghuayuan Tunnel, part of the new Beijing-Zhangjiakou HSR, gets underway. The railway station, amongst one of the oldest in the Chinese capital, was… Continue reading Qinghuayuan Railway Station to Permanently Close Starting 01 November 2016

Test Runs on Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway Now Underway

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. The new intercity railway linking Changsha, capital of central southern China’s province of Hu’nan (Mao’s home province), is nearing full completion, with test runs underway since 14 October 2016. What’s particularly special about this line is… Continue reading Test Runs on Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway Now Underway

Track Laying Begins on Sichuan Part of Xi’an-Chengdu High Speed Railway

This post incorporates content from the People’s Railway Daily. This is the official national railway newspaper for China. The Sichuan part of the Xi’an-Chengdu HSR is now well on its way to being reality, with track-laying begun on this stretch. With works beginning in March 2013 and scheduled to last for 4 years and 9… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Sichuan Part of Xi’an-Chengdu High Speed Railway

Beijing Subway Line 3 “Fast-Tracks” Station Work for Part Between 2nd and 5th Rings

In the newest environment review report published by the Chinese Academy of Railway Science, 8 of the 14 stations being planned for Subway Line 3 will be built starting from later this year. Rather than waiting for the entire set of 14 stations in the eastern part of the line, the first 8 are being… Continue reading Beijing Subway Line 3 “Fast-Tracks” Station Work for Part Between 2nd and 5th Rings

Introducing Tracking China FrontLines

Nope, we don’t regard the train tracks as “the military line” or “part of an army that is closest to the enemy”, in case you looked up “front line” up in the dictionary. But hey, to this site, bringing you up-to-the-minute updates is seen as a “must” rather than a “probably can-do”. Every so often,… Continue reading Introducing Tracking China FrontLines

Track Laying Begins on Inner Mongolia’s First HSR Line

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. Track-laying work has begun on the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot HSR, and on 12 September 2016, the first rails were laid in the Ulanqab-Zhangjiakou section. The 286.8 km (179¼ mi) long new line will link Hohhot, capital of northern… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Inner Mongolia’s First HSR Line

Construction Begins on Shaanxi Section of Yichuan-Xi’an HSR

This update incorporates content from peoplerail.com. This is the official national railway Web news and information portal for China. Works has begun on the Yinchuan-Xi’an HSR, according to the national rail operator, China Railways. This follows works beginning on an earlier part as early as December 2015. The new, 618 km (386¼ mi) line, will… Continue reading Construction Begins on Shaanxi Section of Yichuan-Xi’an HSR

Track Laying Begins on Shandong Section of Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan High Speed Railway

You might have seen the action if you were passing by on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR between Dezhou and Ji’nan: there’s another HSR line being built! This new line, the Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan HSR, is slightly slower (250 km/h / 157 mph instead of 350-380 km/h / 217-237 mph), has slightly more stations (around 2-3 more than the… Continue reading Track Laying Begins on Shandong Section of Shijiazhuang-Ji’nan High Speed Railway